Friday, October 2, 2015

Wally Wood Jungle Adventures

A couple of downright gorgeous covers for different editions of the latest Wood book from Vanguard, coming early next year: JUNGLE ADVENTURES.

Wally Wood Jungle Adventures - ANIMAN
(Vanguard Wally Wood Classics Vol 4)
ALMOST 200 big, 8.5 X 11 COLOR pages
DLX $69.95 - ISBN: 1-934331-73-2 (Dinosaur cover)
On Sale Date Feb 3, 2016

"Before Marvel’s Wolverine, before DC’s Animal Man, Hall of Fame comics creator Wallace “Wally” Wood created Animan! After years of development, shortly after leaving Daredevil to launch the THUNDER Agents, Wood unveiled his Animan masterpiece in early issues of his ground-breaking self-published magazine, Witzend. Vanguard continues their Wood Classics series with nearly 200 pages of Wood jungle comics spanning from the Golden Age through the 1960s with Animan, Jim King, Sabu, and much more."

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

New: Torrid Romance

Here's the word on the latest Wallace Wood collection from Vanguard Publishing and the Wood Estate.

WALLY WOOD HARDCOVER at the PRINTER NOW! 200 BIG 8.5x11 COLOR PAGES of SUPER-RARE, vintage WALLACE WOOD romance comics in this $39.95 Hardcover with cover design byRandall Dahlk
ORDER FROM or your local comic shop!
(also available in $69.95 DLX Slipcased HC and $24.95 PB) Expected around Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

20,000 Leagues of Wood

Just back long enough for a plug. Henry Kujawa has been researching and posting various different versions of Jules Verne's 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA and here he gets to Wood's PANIC version (written by the great Jack Mendelsohn) as well as Wood's record album cover with Adkins from a decade later. Check 'em out at:

Thursday, July 3, 2014

His World-The Art and Life of Wallace Wood-Coming in 2015

After more than a decade of working on what he hoped would be a definitive look at the life and career of comics artist Wally Wood, Bhob Stewart had a falling out with his publisher, Fantagraphics, and the long delayed book was delayed even longer. Eventually, it was released from Twomorrows as AGAINST THE GRAIN in 2005 in what Bhob apparently considered an overly-censored version. It sold well and when it went out of print, prices for copies skyrocketed. Bhob spent years reworking it, though, with an eye toward republishing an even better version. He went so far as to solicit all-new material from a number of folks, myself included. He even hooked back up with Fantagraphics.

Then, this past February, he died.

Now Amazon is showing this book, clearly the book Bhob had been working toward. No information as yet other than what's at the link. I don't even know if my chapter made the cut. I do know that Bhob loved it and that meant a lot to me. He wrote me and raved about it and asked for an "About the Author" paragraph, which I duly sent just a few months before his passing. 

Next year, we'll see if I made the cut.